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cPanel License on AWS EC2 instance with EFS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oah, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. oah

    oah Member

    Jan 23, 2018
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    I have two questions regarding AWS auto-scaling

    1- In auto scaling you have to setup an AMI (an image file) from your current machine (which by the way has your actual cpanel license key). Each newly launched machine within the auto-scaling scheme will boot-up using the provided AMI (which has the same Cpanel license key)... apparently that will cause conflict between the machines and IPs how to solve it?

    2- Amazon has something known as the EFS (Elastic file system) which allows multiple EC2 instances to share the same "hard-drive", will this cause an issue? as different machines (each with its own IP address) are attached to the same hard-drive which has a single license key?

  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello Sam,

    cPanel licenses are IP-based, so I don't believe this would work unless each running instance had it's own separate license, or if only one instance ran at a single time. Additionally, I've not seen any feedback from customers indicating success with an auto-scaling scheme. We do have a feature request open to add scaling support at:

    Support For Cpanel Server Scaling On Amazon AWS (ie horizontal scaling)

    While network-based filesystems are often configured for backup purposes, we actually don't support them for home directories. This is mentioned under the Filesystem Requirements section in our installation documentation:

    Thank you.
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